Stirrup
In the second century ad, an important invention was made in India: two belts with small rings at the ends were attached to the saddle. Now the rider was mounting…

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Lunge
The cord is an auxiliary tool for working with horses in the hands, it is a cord about 7 meters long, which is held in the left hand, driving the…

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Lunge
The cord is an auxiliary tool for working with horses in the hands, it is a cord about 7 meters long, which is held in the left hand, driving the…

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truck

Race

This is an exciting spectacle, which is followed with unwavering attention and sports passion by fans at the racetracks. But racing is also a serious business that professionals are engaged in: horse breeders, trainers, jockeys.

The main goal of racing is to test the performance of riding horses, to identify the speed, endurance, and desire to get ahead of rivals inherent in each horse. Continue reading

Macedonians were the first to use spurs

The function of spurs was originally the opposite of the modern one. They were used as brakes, not gas. If the horse quickened its pace, the rider began to dangle on its back and hurt it with spurs.

This forced the horses to carry their riders with the utmost care.

Spurs gained a noticeable spread only after the invention of stirrups, and remained a sign of mainly heavy cavalry. Continue reading

15 riding lessons (part 5)

Lesson 14
Overcome obstacles
Show jumping, or overcoming obstacles in equestrian sports , is a topic that cannot be covered in one lesson. From the available literature in Russian, the author considers it possible to offer those interested only one translated book by D. M. Dillon “Jumps in equestrian sports”, M., FIS, 1971, consisting mainly of photographs. Continue reading

Steeplechase competitions
Steeplechases are among the equestrian events that are widespread in many countries. Steeplechase, or steeplechase, is held on a specially equipped track up to 8 km long, which runs through…

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Triathlon
Equestrian sports are very diverse, but only three of them belong to the classic types. Triathlon is the most difficult type of equestrian sport. Three days in a row a…

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Horses know how to treat a movement
Therapeutic horse riding (hippotherapy-in Greek, "horse treatment") is an effective method of rehabilitation therapy. Hippotherapy is a physiotherapy treatment based on neurophysiology, using horse and horse riding. Today, there are…

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Lunge
The cord is an auxiliary tool for working with horses in the hands, it is a cord about 7 meters long, which is held in the left hand, driving the…

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